Inclement weather can cause transportation problems or locally hazardous conditions. Regionally, conditions can vary widely, with some localities experiencing much more weather-related disruption than others. Severe weather may result in some school closures even as the UW remains open for regular business affecting a parent's ability to report to work.
Personal safety is an important consideration when evaluating the ability to commute to work during severe weather.
If weather conditions prevent an employee from working as scheduled, leave taken due to inclement weather is charged to vacation leave, personal holiday, accrued compensatory time, or leave without pay according to the position's collective bargaining agreement or employment program.
The following table summarizes leave use for classified and professional staff who miss work because of inclement weather:
|Employment Category||Leave Options|
|Overtime-eligible Classified Non-union, Contract Classified and Professional Staff.||Partial and full day absences due to inclement weather are charged to:
|Overtime-exempt (excepted) Classified Non-Union and Contract Classified Staff.||Full-day absences due to inclement weather are charged to:
Part-day absences due to inclement weather are charged to:
|Overtime-exempt Professional Staff||Overtime-exempt professional staff are responsible for ensuring that all work obligations are met. Full day absences due to inclement weather may be charged to leave, or the individual's work schedule may be flexed with the supervisor's concurrence. At the supervisor's discretion, leave does not have to be charged for approved partial day absences.|
Supervisors can approve requests for employees to temporarily work from home, if doing so allows completion of work assignments.
Employees and supervisors should review your unit’s plans for inclement weather and employee leave use options.
See the UW Operational Status web page for information about how to check the UW's operational status.
If you are unable to come to work, notify your supervisor according to your department’s established procedures. When you return to work, complete your department’s leave request form.